• Merck Oct 11

    Merck Requests Emergency Use Authorization for COVID-19 Pill

    Merck says it has asked the Food and Drug Administration to authorize emergency use of its experimental anti-viral pill to treat COVID-19 in adults

  • coronavirus pandemic Oct 11

    Merck Asks US FDA to Authorize Promising Anti-COVID Pill

    Drugmaker Merck has asked U.S. regulators to authorize its promising antiviral pill against COVID-19, setting the stage for a decision within weeks

  • Merck Oct 1

    Merck Says Pill, Molnupiravir, Cuts Rate of COVID Hospitalization in Half

    Drugmaker Merck said Friday that its experimental COVID-19 pill reduced hospitalizations and deaths by half in people recently infected with the coronavirus.

  • Merck Oct 1

    Merck Says Its COVID-19 Pill Cuts Risk of Hospitalization, Death By 50%

    Drugmaker Merck says its experimental COVID-19 pill reduced hospitalizations and deaths by half in people recently infected with the coronavirus

  • Canada Aug 11, 2019

    Democratic Hopefuls Take Aim at Insurer and Pharma Profits

    Sen. Bernie Sanders and other progressives seeking the Democratic presidential nomination are zeroing in on pharmaceutical and insurer profits, money they say would be better spent providing health care for everyone under “Medicare for All.” Their idea: Health care dollars from government programs, employers and families that are going into the pockets of investors instead could be used to pay...

  • Chicago Jun 4, 2019

    Drugs Make Headway Against Lung, Breast, Prostate Cancers

    Newer drugs are substantially improving the chances of survival for some people with hard-to-treat forms of lung, breast and prostate cancer, doctors reported at the world’s largest cancer conference. Among those who have benefited is Roszell Mack Jr. Nine years after being diagnosed with lung cancer that spread to his bones and lymph nodes, he is able to work at...

  • Donald Trump Nov 7, 2018

    Stock Market Winners and Losers From the Midterm Election Results

    There will be winners and losers in the stock market following Republicans and Democrats splitting Congress in the 2018 midterm elections. The big winner could be the stock market overall as a hamstrung government leaves in place much of what President Donald Trump has accomplished, but also keeps in check on some of his more extreme actions like trade battles....

  • disease May 23, 2018

    Congo Announces 6 New Confirmed Cases of Ebola Virus

    Congo’s health ministry announced six new confirmed Ebola cases and two new suspected cases Tuesday as vaccinations entered a second day in an effort to contain the deadly virus in a city of more than 1 million. Dozens of health workers in the northwestern provincial capital, Mbandaka, have received vaccinations amid expectations that some will be deployed to the rural...

  • Danielle Abreu May 17, 2018

    ‘Major, Major Game-Changer': Ebola Spreads to Big Congo City

    Congo’s Ebola outbreak has spread to a crossroads city of more than 1 million people in a troubling turn that marks the first time the vast, impoverished country has encountered the lethal virus in an urban area. “This is a major, major game-changer in the outbreak,” Dr. Peter Salama, the World Health Organization’s deputy director-general of emergency preparedness and response,...

  • Donald Trump Mar 19, 2018

    On Guns, Companies Are Getting Out Ahead of the Politicians

    In 1960, black students staged sit-ins that forced Woolworth’s to desegregate its lunch counters, and other stores and restaurants followed suit. In 1986, General Motors, Coca-Cola and dozens of other U.S. corporations pulled out of apartheid-era South Africa after years of pressure from activists, college students and investors. This week, four major retailers slapped restrictions on gun sales that are...

  • United States Jan 17, 2018

    Dow Erases Gains After Hitting 26,000 for 1st Time

    U.S. stocks closed lower on Tuesday, pulling back from record highs set earlier in the session, as investors weighed the possibility of a government shutdown CNBC reported. The Dow Jones industrial average ended 10.33 points lower at 25,792.86. At its session highs, the index traded above 26,000 and 283 points higher. The Dow also posted its biggest one-day reversal since...

  • Donald Trump Aug 17, 2017

    As Trump CEO Panels Disband and Crumble, He Ends Both

    With corporate chieftains fleeing, President Donald Trump abruptly abolished two of his White House business councils Wednesday — the latest fallout from his combative comments on racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

  • Donald Trump Aug 16, 2017

    Business Leaders Quit Trump Panel; He Hits Back Hard

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday ripped into business leaders who resigned from his White House jobs panel — the latest sign that corporate America’s romance with Trump is faltering — after his equivocal response to violence by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.

  • NBC Aug 14, 2017

    Merck's Is Latest CEO to Ditch a Presidential Panel

    Merck CEO Kenneth P. Frazier became the latest CEO to step down from a Trump advisory panel on Monday, following CEOs of Disney, Uber and SpaceX, after their views diverged from Trump administration policy.

  • Baltimore Jul 6, 2017

    Tumor Gene Testing Urged to Tell if Drug Targets Your Cancer

    Colon cancer. Uterine cancer. Pancreatic cancer. Whatever the tumor, the more gene mutations lurking inside, the better chance your immune system has to fight back. That’s the premise behind the recent approval of a landmark drug, the first cancer therapy ever cleared based on a tumor’s genetics instead of the body part it struck first. Now thousands of patients with...

  • Facebook Jul 6, 2017

    US Stocks Skid on Concerns About Slow Hiring; Retailers Drop

    U.S. stocks are taking broad losses Thursday as investors react to mounting evidence that hiring has slowed down based on a report from payroll processor ADP. Health care and technology companies are taking sharp losses. Retailers are falling after L Brands, the parent company of Victoria’s Secret, reported weak sales in June.

  • JUDGE Jul 6, 2017

    Tillerson Under Scrutiny in Investigation of Exxon Communications on Climate Change

    “Wayne Tracker” cannot be forced to testify under oath. He does not exist. But the man who used the “Tracker” alias, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, can be deposed — and is increasingly expected to be — as New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman expands his sweeping probe into whether Tillerson’s former employer, ExxonMobil, misled investors about the impact of...

  • actor May 18, 2017

    Vaccine May Cut HPV Infections, an Oral Cancer Risk, in Men

    The HPV vaccine that helps prevent cervical cancer in women also might lower the risk in young men of oral infections that can cause mouth and throat cancers, a new study finds. These cancers are rising fast, especially in men, and research suggests that HPV, the human papillomavirus, is spreading through oral sex. The actor Michael Douglas brought attention to...

  • JUDGE Feb 2, 2017

    Rex Tillerson Sworn In as Secretary of State

    Former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson has been sworn in as secretary of state during a ceremony with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office on Feb. 1. The Senate approved Tillerson’s nomination earlier Wednesday on a vote of 56-43.

  • Pennsylvania Apr 13, 2016

    Collaborative Institute Aims to Speed Cancer Drug Creation

    A project to speed development of cancer-fighting drugs that harness the immune system has academic and drug industry researchers collaborating and sharing their findings like never before. The newly created Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy is being funded by a $250 million grant from Sean Parker, the co-founder of the file-sharing site Napster and Facebook’s first president. It brings together...

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